according to (Source: File Photo) Swimming pool is a great place to cool down.
Swimming pool is a great place to cool down.
However, a study by Canadian researchers has found out that the average neighbourhood pool might contain alarming levels of urine!
The study also said that “although urine itself is sterile, its presence in swimming pools is a public health concern because urine can mix with pool chemicals to harm swimmers’ health”.
The results divulged that a 830,000-litre pool, which is about one-third of an Olympic-sized pool, had 75 litres of urine while another smaller pool had 30 litres.
according to Experts have discovered just how much wee there really is in swimming pools – and it’s not pleasant reading.
Scientists came up with a test to measure the amount of urine in pool water.
They collected more than 250 samples from 31 pools and hot tubs in two cities in Canada.
It found concentrations of ACE in the pools and tubs, which were not named, that were up to 570-fold greater than in normal tap water.
The results showed one 830,000-litre (220,000-gallon) pool – about one-third of an Olympic-sized pool – had 75 litres of urine, while another smaller pool had 30 litres.
according to Canadian researchers have answers to a question you might regret asking: How much urine is in a typical swimming pool?
Based off the average levels of ACE detected, researchers estimated that one 220,000 gallon pool — which is about one-third the size of an Olympic swimming pool — had an estimated urine volume of 75 liters.
The authors say urine in swimming pools is a “public health concern.”Although they note that urine itself is sterile, nitrogenous organics in urine can react with disinfectants like chlorine in swimming pools to form volatile and irritating compounds.
A smaller 110,000 galloon pool had an estimated urine volume of 30 liters.
In the most egregious samples, ACE concentrations were 570 times greater than regular tap water.
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